Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thomas Mogford

Thomas Mogford is the author of Shadow of the Rock and Sign of the Cross.

From his Q & A with Declan Burke:

What crime novel would you most like to have written?

DIRTY TRICKS by Michael Dibdin. A stand-alone novel, rather than one of the ‘Zen’ series, it pulls off the near-impossible trick of making a thoroughly reprehensible main character utterly likeable. As someone who was brought up in Oxford, and has taught more than his fair share of foreign language classes, I felt a worrying sense of solidarity when the venal owner of language school receives a rather shocking comeuppance...

What fictional character would you most like to have been?

Keith Talent from Martin Amis’s LONDON FIELDS. Indefatigability and darts skills.

Who do you read for guilty pleasures?

I...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue